Archives - The Accrington Pals
by Peter Whelan
Directed by Hugh Croydon
Friday 20th – Saturday 28th November 1998 in the Auditorium
At 7.30am in the bright sunshine of July 1st 1916, 700 men of the 11th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment advanced from their trenches before the fortified village of Serre near the river Somme. These men were the “Accrington Pals”.
In less than twenty minutes, 235 of them lay dead and 350 wounded, 585 out of 700. Not a man of them wavered or turned back.
And what of the mothers, wives and sisters left behind in Accrington?
This moving, absorbing and at times funny play tells the story of these women and the men who marched so high-spiritedly off to war.
Part of the Barn’s 1998/1999 season
Presented by The Barn Theatre Club
Event details from The Barn Theatre Archive
|May||-||Jan Palmer Sayer|
|C S M Rivers||-||Patrick Sunners|
|Set Design||-||Eric Farlie|
|Lighting Design||-||Derek Palmer|
|Stage Manager||-||Victoria Rive|
|Assistant Stage Manager||-||Nigel Rive|
|Set Construction||-||Members of The Company|
|Lighting Operator||-||Shirley Shaw|
|Production Secretary||-||Shirley Thompson|
|Piano Accompaniment||-||Peter Farrell|
Baskets loaned by Brickwall Nurseries. Music from Mike Harding’s ‘Bombers Moon’. Sponsored by DSL Business Supplies